Feb. 22, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – TCU’s women’s swimming and diving team opened competition at the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championship on Wednesday evening inside the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatics Center.
The Horned Frogs got the meet started on a high note, knocking off a TCU record in one of the two events contested on day one. TCU’s 800-free relay team turned in a fourth-place effort that was the fastest in TCU history.
Sabine Rasch, Katie Scarsella, Mackenzie Schuler and Ashley Bolin touched the wall in a collective 7:17.56, better than the previous TCU all-time mark of 7:19.67. Their time also qualified for an NCAA “B” qualification standard.
“With the school record, it’s a great start for the meet,” TCU coach Richard Sybesma said. “We will be even better in our individual events.”
Additionally, Rasch’s leadoff leg of 1:48.85 is the second-fastest 200-free mark in school history, positioning her just behind Bolin on that TCU all-time list. Rasch already holds TCU records in the 50-free, 100-free and 100-fly.
In the meet’s first event, the 200-medley relay, TCU finished seventh with a 1:43.98. Jennifer Oster, Van-Anh Hoang, Amanda Vincent and Parris Schoppa joined to finish in the third-fastest time in TCU history.
TCU returns to action at the MW Swimming and Diving Championship on Thursday with action in the 400-medley relay, 500-free, 200-individual medley, 50-free and 3-meter springboard.
Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championship – Team Standings Through Three Events
1 Boise State 108 points
2 San Diego State 101 points
3 New Mexico 99 points
4 UNLV 78 points
5 Wyoming 76 points
6 Colorado State 64 points
7 TCU 55 points
8 Air Force 46